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Minister Schultz opens new testing ground for self-driving cars

The Netherlands is home to a new self-driving cars research and testing lab. Today, Minister Schultz van Haegen opened the new ...

News item | 26-06-2017 | 14:00

Rail freight transport booming in Europe

Freight transport by rail on the Rotterdam-Genoa connection, one of the main European routes, grew by 1.8 per cent in 2016. This ...

News item | 01-06-2017 | 14:32

Environmental agreement on global reduction of mercury use

On May 18th, in New York, the Netherlands will be ratifying an environmental treaty that addresses the dangers of mercury. By ...

News item | 22-05-2017 | 15:40

Study: shopkeepers see substantial reduction in use of plastic bags

Since the introduction of the ban on giving out free plastic bags, shopkeepers have seen consumers alter their behaviour. Now ...

News item | 24-04-2017 | 09:53

Self-driving vehicles to hit the roads

In the near future, self-driving vehicles with no driver on board will be seen on Dutch public roads. The cabinet, acting on a ...

News item | 28-02-2017 | 11:50

Driverless cars on the roads

Driverless cars will soon be taking to the roads in the Netherlands. The government has approved the Autonomous Vehicles (Trials) ...

News item | 24-02-2017 | 14:38

European member states give impetus to large-scale automated transportation tests

The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Austria and 21 other EU countries will set up collective large-scale tests involving ...

News item | 16-02-2017 | 16:31

speech minister Schultz at High Level Meeting Declaration of Amsterdam

Because a lot still has to be done if we want to be ready in 2019 to introduce connected and automated vehicles on our roads!” ...

News item | 15-02-2017 | 17:01

Wim Kuijken reappointed as Delta Programme Commissioner

At the behest of Minister for the Environment Schultz, Wim Kuijken has been reappointed as Delta Programme Commissioner. In ...

News item | 26-01-2017 | 18:05

More than 180 signatories for the National Raw Materials Agreement

In order to ensure a sufficient supply of raw materials in the future to meet the increasing demand for products, we need a ...

News item | 25-01-2017 | 14:00